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The Church of England Education Office is a public facing operation through which the Church of England engages within the educational landscape. It is a combination of the work of the National Society (NS) and the Archbishops’ Council’s (AC) work in education and through the NS, a strategic plan has been developed and agreed for the education office’s work. The strategic plan has three elements: “Developing Leaders, Shaping Policy and Growing Faith”. These three areas are held together as a coherent whole since the development of leaders is vital to the successful delivery of policy and Growing Faith.
The Head of Policy will lead a team of policy specialists and work with other experts in the sector to ensure the delivery of the strategic plan in this area.
We are looking for an outstanding Head of Education Policyto oversee and be responsible for the successful implementation of the Education Office strategic plan on shaping policy.
You will need an innovative and creative approach to lead the development of the Church’s statutory education provision, securing its historic position and enabling new opportunities for growth and expansion in close partnership with relevant Government departments. Your responsibilities will include the development of research, resources and strategies for successful development of policy and proactive engagement at diocesan level.
We are taking a flexible approach to work, with many colleagues opting for a hybrid approach to their working week, with a mixture of home and office-based working. Further details will be discussed at interview.
The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be held on the 10th December 2021.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
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